The radio play “Meurtre au musèe”, in English “Murder at the Museum”, was written by Thoma Gadault-Tatu. The young author lives in Chicago. André Iliev is a mentor of the theater group to which Emma De La Chaussèe, Jordan Penelle, Thierry Diallo and Emma Bonnard belong. Iliev inspires thematically young theatre-makers who are his students in his French literature course. The plot of the play is set in the Modern Wing in Chicago that is a department of the Art Institute in Chicago. It was designed by an award-winning architecture Renzo Piano and it houses the collections of 20th- and 21st-century art.
A museum attendant finds a potential purchaser of one of his most valuable paintings. However, he reconsiders his plan and changes his mind. He is not willing anymore to sell it. He decides to kill his customer.
Written by Thoma Gadault-Tatu
Music by Emma De La Chaussée
Starring Jordan Penelle, Thierry Diallo, Emma Bonnard und Thoma Gadault-Tatu
Mentor André Iliev, French American School of Chicago
The radio play “Le haricot”, in Englisch “The Bean”, is a nickname of the Cloud Gate – a sculpture created by Anish Kapoor that is one of the current symbols of Chicago.
The playwrights wrote a short funny tale for children to encourage the young listeners to visit Cloud Gate.
The play describes a story of a bet between a boy and a mayor of Chicago. They should set themselves against each other during a chess match. If the boy wins, he will become beans instead of money and he will become rich. In the end he decides to build a bean-statue.
Written and directed: Emma De La Chaussée
Starring: Thoma Gadault-Tatu, Margot Jones und Emma Bonnard
Mentor: André Iliev, French American School of Chicago
Thoma Gadault-Tatu currently lives in Chicago. André Iliev, a mentor of the theater group to which Emma De La Chaussèe, Jordan Penelle, Thierry Diallo and Emma Bonnard belong, inspires young theatre-makers attending his French literature course with new ideas.